COSTA MESA, Calif. (Feb. 11, 2022) – Earlier today, at 1:49 p.m., Costa Mesa Police Department (CMPD) officers responded to an in-progress bank robbery at the 2300 block of Harbor Boulevard. As officers responded to the area, witnesses saw the suspect exit the bank and walk out onto Harbor Boulevard.
Initial investigation determined the suspect used a note and no injuries were reported. Some of the money that was taken was recovered due to the quick response.
The witnesses provided CMPD Communications with updated suspect description and his direction of travel. With this information, CMPD officers located the suspect at a nearby construction site and detained him pending witness identification. Witnesses identified the suspect and CMPD officers arrested him for robbery.
After the suspect was in custody, CMPD Communications received a call from a second bank at the 2300 block of Harbor Boulevard to report an attempted bank robbery at approximately 1:40 p.m.
At this time, this is an active investigation and CMPD officers and detectives are working to determine if the arrestee was responsible for the attempted bank robbery; therefore, the name of the arrestee is being withheld.
CMPD thanks the witnesses that provided CMPD with information that led to the arrest of the suspect.